Auburn Libraries Anywhere

AU Libraries Anywhere is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to the Auburn University Libraries' resources. It's based on Virginia Tech's LibX plugin.

Click here to install AU Libraries Anywhere

If you have trouble installing AU Libraries Anywhere, see the installation section below.

Features

Toolbar and right-click context menu
Search your library catalog directly from the AU Libraries Anywhere toolbar, or by using the right-click context menu.

Support for off-campus access via EZProxy/WAM
AU Libraries Anywhere works with the library's proxy server, making it look like you're coming from an on-campus computer.

Quick access to full-text journal articles
AU Libraries Anywhere uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap. (NOTE: To use this feature, your library must be a Google Scholar library, or you must activate this link in the Firefox profile in which AU Libraries Anywhere is installed. See Activate Google Scholar Support or LibX FAQ Question 11.)

To use this feature, your library must be a Google Scholar library, or you must activate this link in the Firefox profile in which LibX is installed: Activate Google Scholar support. (See also LibX FAQ Question 11)

Support for embedded cues
AU Libraries Anywhere places the Auburn University cue in Web pages you visit if the library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the library has to offer.

Support for xISBN
A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, and even different editions. AU Libraries Anywhere supports OCLC's xISBN service, which means that you can find a book with a given ISBN even if the library holds the book under a different ISBN.

Installation

Click here to install AU Libraries Anywhere

Troubleshooting

If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site... from installing software on your computer.", press the button labelled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" add libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.


AU Libraries Anywhere works with Firefox only. It does not yet work with other browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari.

Copyright

LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.

Privacy

By using this extension you may send the URL of pages you are currently visiting to your library's catalog server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically.

If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.

In addition, you may be sending information such as ISBN numbers to OCLC. Use LibX -> Preferences -> AJAX Options to turn this services off if desired.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.

Last Updated: May 15, 2012